The purpose of primary care is to improve the health of the public by providing easy access to medical care. It also focuses on the whole individual rather than on the illness of a specific organ, system or disease.
Primary care ultimately seeks to improve health and well-being by preventing or solving any health problems that may be present or potentially present.
1 in 5 adult Texans will experience a mental health concern at some point this year.
Over 20% of children ages 9-17 have a diagnosed mental or behavioral illness.
A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.
At EdCor, we are creating a collaborative healthcare center to provide integrated mental health and primary care services. We are establishing mental health and wellness training resources for schools, non-profits and faith-based organizations. Our integrated, state-of-the-art program seeks to improve primary and mental health shortfalls in southern Dallas.
Currently, primary health care is treated as one issue, completely separate from behavior/mental health. However, primary care physicians provide a majority of the front-line mental health treatment in the United States and patients experience long waits to access mental health specialists.
Due to the lack of comprehensive health care centers within the City’s poorest neighborhoods and the sprawling geography of the southern area, many residents lack the resources or the access to a known, trusted provider for even the most basic health care needs.
EdCor offers comprehensive primary and behavorial health services for:
Our team helps people with behavioral health challenges find hope, determine their path to wellness, and find their way to an independent, productive life.
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